The Agony and the Ecstasy
Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo, who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.
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- Carol Reed
- This movie is
- 1966 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 1966 Academy Award®
- Best Art Direction Color nominee
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Costume Design Color nominee
- Best Cinematography Color nominee
- Best Sound nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.20:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it